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Game 5 | Friday September 28, 2007

Neshaminy 62 – Harry S. Truman 14

Tribe 5-0 at midpoint


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Langhorne: On a gorgeous night in Langhorne, the Redskins of Neshaminy hosted the Harry S. Truman Tigers in the second game of the Creek Kids' Suburban One League campaign. And as was expected, the Tribe took command quickly in a variety of ways and through the efforts of names that have already become very familiar to fans of this year's grid club.

Getting down to business in a hurry, first to score was Jason Ulmer on a ground route sprint that made it 7-0. Then to insure we wouldn't forget his defensive efforts this season, shortly thereafter it was Ulmer again as he stole a Tigers' aerial and returned it 40 yards for the score and a 14-0 'Skins lead. In what seemed like less than the blink of an eye, that was followed by a Justin Kinney to Ian Capanna touchdown pass that widened the margin to 21-0. Perhaps thinking "out-of-the-box" it was once again Ulmer at the helm as he pitched a strike to Capanna on a halfback option that couldn't have been sweeter. That made it 28-0 for the home team. Finally, and perhaps looking to spend the second-half grabbing some well deserved rest, Ulmer took another one in on the ground to make it 35-0.

At that point, and perhaps feeling just ahead of themselves, the defense relaxed a bit and the Tigers quickly took advantage of Langhorne's largesse and punched one in. The PAT failed and it was 35-6. Waking up the sleeping giant, Kinney quickly found Gary Renson for another air lanes strike to make it 42-6. Returning the favor, Truman rolled out the tried and true double-reverse pass. Proving the classics can stand the test of time, it was good for 65 yards and the score. The try for 2 was also good and at the break it stood at 42-14 in favor of the blue and red.

The second half proved to be more of the same as Greg Martell started it of by taking one across the goal line with the PAT good to make it 49-14. Quickly regaining possession of the pigskin, it was Quilan "The Mini-Bus" Arnold who next gained admittance into the promised land on behalf of the Playwicky 11 as the the gap opened to 56-14. Finally pulling the curtain down on the evening, it was Cody O'Neal who lugged the football in for the last touchdown of the game. With the scoreboard reading 62-14, the 'Skins elected to take a knee on the PAT try.

All in all the script played out on cue in this one as the Redskins stand at 5-0 halfway through the regular season. And heading into the heart of the season, it's Pennridge up next as Neshaminy heads to Perkasie this coming Friday night to play the always tough Rams.

In closing this week's "recap" we also extend a "Tip o' The Hat" to the Tigers for not only giving it their all out on the field but for the sportsmanship they displayed as they cheered, supported and "high-fived" injured Redskin Mike Wynne as he was taken from the field in the 4th quarter. We wish him a speedy recovery and thank Truman on his behalf.

See you at the game.


Game 5
Neshaminy 28 14 14 6 62
Harry S. Truman 0 14 0 0 14

Photos courtesy of Jesse Garber

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